Thursday, 19 May 2011

Sunshine in Borrowdale

Innominate Tarn - Wainwrights favourite spot
Now Borrowdale is famous for being the wettest place in England. But we've visited three times in the last 12months and enjoyed glorious sunshine! And so it was as we set off early walking up to Haystacks and Innominate Tarn, via Honister Pass. A pause for lunch at one of the most beautiful and tranquil tarns, and then on to Haystacks, a curious collection of rocks. Back down the pass for a much-needed shower. The facilities on the islands can be a bit basic, and the weather wasn't conducive to stripping off in a cold shed with a concrete floor.

We've been visiting the camp site in Borrowdale on and off, since we were in our teens. Nothing has changed. They still charge very little, and the facilities are basic, but the position is fantastic, with 360deg of hill and mountain views, no buildings, just fields and sheep!! Hang on a minute- there is a good pub 10minutes walk away. As you emerge from the shed/showers with wet hair and no hope of drying it, because there's no electricity, you look around and think "It doesn't get much better than this". Weather- dependent of course

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